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Forum: In-Ground Pool Construction and Repair

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools

    _________________________________________ Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools --- being edited -- June 2018 ---...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2018 12:15 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Matched Pool Equipment Sets: Pump / Filter / Valves / Feeder / [Heater] / [etc]

    ___________________________________ Matched Pool Equipment Sets ___________________________________ Matching pipe size to pool volume

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2018 07:51 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair

    S-)___________________________________ FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair ___________________________________ ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-14-2018 05:59 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cartridge Filters, Pro & Con

    I must admit that this advice is quite shocking to me. I've owned 5 homes with in ground pools and would take a cartridge filter 100 out of 100...

    Started by Enigma869‎, 06-13-2014 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-26-2015 11:20 AM Go to last post
  1. Bad Paint Job, Crooked Pool company?

    I am new to operating pools, Just took my CPO course, After 15 years of the construction industry I now work as a maintenance superintendent at a...

    Started by JeffB‎, 06-25-2006 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-02-2007 09:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Life of a Liner Patch

    Hi, I seem to have lost over a foot of water over the winter. Since I drained the water below the skimmer before putting the solid winter cover...

    Started by CoffeeBean‎, 04-01-2007 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-02-2007 08:00 AM Go to last post
  3. Broken Pipes

    Hello all I have a question about 2 broken pipes. I have been losing a lot of water out of both my IG pool and attached IG spa. Yesterday I had a...

    Started by mmcguire‎, 03-31-2007 12:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-31-2007 01:59 PM Go to last post
  4. pool construction not all bad !!

    I feel i have to put a comment on the forum about pool builders. Yes there are some jerks around . And i was hesitant about having a pool built and...

    Started by borrott‎, 03-31-2007 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  5. Issues with Pool

    Hello All, We had a pool built last year, started in April 06 and swimming about a month later. We had a few problems that the builder had to...

    Started by SPitz‎, 03-28-2007 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-29-2007 11:31 AM Go to last post
  6. anyone know where to get Spartan Pool coping or can help?

    HI, we have an inground pool put in by the previous owners, at least 20 yrs old. We put in a new liner a few years ago but now we notice the...

    Started by ladbrandy12‎, 07-18-2006 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-29-2007 06:39 AM Go to last post
  7. Question Replaster - need a new brush?

    I am going to have my shotcrete pool replastered in a month or so. I have had it for two years and the builder is doing this as the plaster is...

    Started by Beachnut_PA‎, 03-12-2007 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-28-2007 11:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Indoor Pool in NJ

    i am doing an indoor pool in northern nj and it will have an automatic pool cover and is 20 by 36 rectangle. my question is do i need to do the full...

    Started by joe8100‎, 03-26-2007 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-26-2007 05:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Pool Build to Start Late March or Early April

    Well, my wife and I finally chose a builder and the pool will be started late March or early April, depending on weather and completion of a pool...

    Started by iwannapool‎, 01-22-2007 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-26-2007 02:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Replacement Liner for IG

    Hi All, At the end of last season, our liner in our inground tore 12 inches right along where the bead and liner fuse. Upon checking it out, we...

    Started by swreeder‎, 03-24-2007 08:59 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-26-2007 10:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Relocate pool light junction box?!?

    I need to relocate the pool light junction box. The new location will be about 6' away. There are 3 conduits that come out of the ground and into...

    Started by n2nrush‎, 03-25-2007 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-25-2007 06:55 PM Go to last post
  12. Locating an Air Leak

    Hey Guys I have a catridge filter (filter & motor were replaced 2 years ago). When I clean the filter the pump basket is almost free of air but 3-4...

    Started by jim1504‎, 03-24-2007 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-25-2007 09:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Request for pics from CarlD

    Carl, I see in another thread where you have a solar heating system integrated into your deck? I have an inground pool that has a wooden deck on...

    Started by keithw‎, 03-22-2007 08:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-22-2007 12:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Advice on new pool build

    First of all, this is a great site. I have browsed it extensively, but this is my first post. I am about to go under contract to build an 18x42...

    Started by mdemers‎, 03-10-2007 04:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-20-2007 01:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Liner stretch....

    Notice one area that line has stretched and needs to be put back in the track. I tried pulling up, but no go, not even a budge. What's the trick? ...

    Started by Pool_Mike‎, 03-20-2007 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-20-2007 12:40 PM Go to last post
  16. Pool leaking - Who to contact

    My 2 month old owner/builder pool has a leak. I believe it is at the skimmer. When I turn off auto-fill the water level rapidly drops to the bottom...

    Started by mmcguire‎, 03-20-2007 11:58 AM
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    03-20-2007 12:03 PM Go to last post
  17. Gunite pool heavily pitted over winter

    Just bought a house barely a year ago. The pool had been re-plastered maybe 8 years ago. It was in ok shape. When it got too cold to swim I...

    Started by noworries‎, 03-16-2007 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-19-2007 11:05 AM Go to last post
  18. Rogers' Family Build

    OK, so I'm a little late on getting this posted, and I'm in a hurry at the moment so this will be a quick one. I hijacked the photo gallery in my...

    Started by drogers‎, 03-13-2007 12:08 PM
    general, pix-broke
    • Replies: 7
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    03-16-2007 06:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Replacement Vinyl Cover - Help me decide please!


    Started by JWB‎, 03-15-2007 10:38 PM
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    03-15-2007 10:38 PM Go to last post
  20. sanded/polished aggregate

    Anyone have experience with smooth agregate finished like Primera Stone or similar sanded/polished surfaces? It sure feels nicer on the samples, but...

    Started by drogers‎, 03-12-2007 07:26 PM
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  21. Inaccurate water temp reading

    Aqualink indoor controller indicates water temp is 82 degrees, but thermometer in pool is reading 65 degrees. Pool was installed 3 years ago. You can...

    Started by GCALAHAN‎, 03-10-2007 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-10-2007 07:58 PM Go to last post
  22. vinyl pool / stone coping how-to help??

    Guys... This site has been a wealth of information and finally, after 7 months of waiting and planning , ground was broke for my mountain lake...

    Started by thequietwon‎, 03-07-2007 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-10-2007 05:44 PM Go to last post
  23. Plumbing Fitting for automatic pool cleaner

    I recently purchased a home w/ an inground concrete pool. All the plumbing returns are 2" pvc with eyeball returns on them. The return for the...

    Started by gdubs‎, 03-07-2007 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-10-2007 03:53 PM Go to last post
  24. Question Small Leak in Spa Air Line

    My PB had a leak detection company inspect our raised Spa and they have determined that their is a small leak in an air line that services one of the...

    Started by jmce1587‎, 03-08-2007 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-08-2007 01:52 PM Go to last post
  25. Cool cost replaster or tile

    There was a previous thread about pool costs and I can't find it. I am about to redo my pool and just curious on costs of replastering versus tile. I...

    Started by sahara‎, 08-31-2006 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-08-2007 10:23 AM Go to last post
  26. Smile Replaster job

    Last week we had our pool replastered. Drain Mon, Prep Tues, Plaster Wed, Water started Thurs AM & finished Fri Afternoon. They are suppose to...

    Started by JJParrish‎, 03-05-2007 01:39 PM
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    03-08-2007 10:04 AM Go to last post
  27. It's the Guillotine! Valve Replacement Questions

    Good Day All! At the end of last season, just as I was performing the very final steps of winterizing my pool, I busted an old guillotine valve on...

    Started by simsjim‎, 03-07-2007 03:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-08-2007 09:47 AM Go to last post
  28. 5 days of "burn out"???

    Ok, pool is filled start-up completed. I have a question. The PB gave me 5 bags of Bioguard "Burn out" that they want me to add 1 bag each day for 5...

    Started by steveinaz‎, 03-06-2007 09:35 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-07-2007 12:27 AM Go to last post
  29. Should I be concerned?

    They finished plastering at 8:00pm last night, but didn't want me to start filling until 8:00am this morning. Is this normal? Should I be concerned...

    Started by steveinaz‎, 03-04-2007 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-05-2007 12:54 PM Go to last post
  30. Question Spa Leaking?

    Is it typical and customary in a pool/spa combination for the spa water level to drop 1" in a 24hr period after shutting down the equipment? My spa...

    Started by jmce1587‎, 03-04-2007 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,498
    03-04-2007 01:48 PM Go to last post

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